"Lupita" Catrina Najaco Ceramic Doll
The figurine is 11" tall.
She is 4" (shoulder to shoulder)
It is 6" across.
This ceramic doll is made by the Arana family in Tonala, Mexico.
Catrina is a well known figure used primarily during The Day of the Dead.
The skirt is a beautiful fuchsia color with lovely hand painted details.
Lupita or Lupito is a typical name in Mexico, thus the name Lupita/Lupito was given to each figurine.
The family proudly manufactures each figurine and is painted by hand.
Najaco dolls were began in Tonalá, Jalisco in 1992, at the beginning, the family was looking for a way to depict Mexican people's daily chores (especially women) while in their typical outfits.
Each figurine shows a figurine either going to cut nopals, a seller of apples, vegetables, flowers, birds, the shepherd or the traditional pulquero, thus showing the beauty of the streets of a town.
In short, typical women or men doing their chores from the past and even now. Each doll is a model of Mexican woman's beauty.
This folk art is full of colored detail. Each doll is molded, afterward each figurine is hand painted by artisans.
Please note: these figurines are individually hand made & painted and will have slight variations one to another.